"Cirkel draws inspiration from the environment at the very top of Denmark, Skagen, back in the start of the 20th century."
The danish jazz quintet Bagland* is now ready with the third release; Cirkel. The two former releases (NOMAD & Bagland) had a common thread of clear, spacious and acoustic sound inspired by the native Scandinavia.
The new album Cirkel features a new pallet of sounds including distorted drums, synthesizer and spacey guitar and trumpet effects leading to curious interplay and a more modern sound.
Cirkel draws inspiration from the environment at the very top of Denmark, Skagen, back in the start of the 20th century. Back then the painters were attracted by the light of Skagen, and portrayed life and all its moods. From the small enjoyments to the big questions of life. The same feature surrounds the 10 compositions on Cirkel.
The melodies are lyrical, and the music contains
both hope and happiness, longing and melancholia. But constantly with a clear reference to the
Jakob Sørensen _trumpet
Alex Jønsson _guitar
Mathias Jæger _piano/keyboard
Frederiks Sakham _double bass
Frej Lesner _drums
Music video for the 'Cirkel' single.
Music video for 'I Kirken'.